|Israel and Iran: A love story? - TED.com|
When war between Israel and Iran seemed imminent, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry shared a poster on Facebook of himself and his daughter with a bold message: "Iranians ... we [heart] you." Other Israelis quickly created their own posters with the same message -- and Iranians responded in kind. The simple act of communication inspired surprising Facebook communities like "Israel loves Iran," "Iran loves Israel" and even "Palestine loves Israel."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; global issues; peace; TEDxJaffa; 2012
|Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gun - TED.com|
Peter van Uhm is the Netherlands’ chief of defense, but that does not mean he is pro-war. At TEDxAmsterdam he explains how his career is one shaped by a love of peace, not a desire for bloodshed -- and why we need armies if we want peace.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxAmsterdam; TED; Talks; global issues; military; peace; war; 2011
|Jody Williams: A realistic vision for world peace - TED.com|
Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams brings tough love to the dream of world peace, with her razor-sharp take on what "peace" really means, and a set of profound stories that zero in on the creative struggle -- and sacrifice -- of those who work for it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; activism; global issues; humanity; nuclear weapons; peace; 2010
|Bob Thurman says we can be Buddhas - TED.com|
In our hyperlinked world, we can know anything, anytime. And this mass enlightenment, says Buddhist scholar Bob Thurman, is our first step toward Buddha nature.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon 2006; TED; Talks; Buddhism; God; culture; global issues; happiness; peace; religion; 2006
|Julia Bacha: Pay attention to nonviolence - TED.com|
In 2003, the Palestinian village of Budrus mounted a 10-month-long nonviolent protest to stop a barrier being built across their olive groves. Did you hear about it? Didn't think so. Brazilian filmmaker Julia Bacha asks why we only pay attention to violence in the Israel-Palestine conflict -- and not to the nonviolent leaders who may one day bring peace.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; arts; communication; compassion; entertainment; film; peace; violence; war; 2011
|Raul Midon plays "Peace on Earth" - TED.com|
Guitarist and singer Raul Midon plays "Everybody" and "Peace on Earth" during his 2007 set at TED.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; guitar; music; peace; singer; storytelling; 2007
|Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now - TED.com|
Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN's World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still go hungry, still die of starvation, still use food as a weapon of war. Her vision: "Food is one issue that cannot be solved person by person. We have to stand together."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; culture; economics; food; global issues; peace; politics; war; 2011
|Thomas Barnett draws a new map for peace - TED.com|
In this bracingly honest talk, international security strategist Thomas Barnett outlines a post-Cold War solution for the foundering U.S. military that is both sensible and breathtaking in its simplicity: Break it in two.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; military; peace; technology; war; 2005
|Rory Stewart: Time to end the war in Afghanistan - TED.com|
British MP Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan after 9/11, talking with citizens and warlords alike. Now, a decade later, he asks: Why are Western and coalition forces still fighting there? He shares lessons from past military interventions that worked -- Bosnia, for instance -- and shows that humility and local expertise are the keys to success.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; Foreign Policy; global issues; military; peace; politics; war; 2011
|Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls - TED.com|
Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell -- of her own life's transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world. Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2012; TED; Talks; global issues; peace; social change; women; 2012
|Naif Al-Mutawa: Superheroes inspired by Islam - TED.com|
In "THE 99," Naif Al-Mutawa's new generation of comic book heroes fight more than crime -- they smash stereotypes and battle extremism. Named after the 99 attributes of Allah, his characters reinforce positive messages of Islam and cross cultures to create a new moral framework for confronting evil, even teaming up with the Justice League of America.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Islam; art; culture; peace; third world; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Joseph Nye on global power shifts - TED.com|
Historian and diplomat Joseph Nye gives us the 30,000-foot view of the shifts in power between China and the US, and the global implications as economic, political and "soft" power shifts and moves around the globe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; china; culture; economics; global issues; government; peace; politics; war; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn ... then lead - TED.com|
Four-star general Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skill sets? By listening and learning -- and addressing the possibility of failure.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; iraq; leadership; peace; war; 2011
|John Hunter on the World Peace Game - TED.com|
John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them. At TED2011, he explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches -- spontaneous, and always surprising -- go further than classroom lectures can.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; design; education; games; global issues; government; peace; politics; war; 2011
|Liza Donnelly: Drawing on humor for change - TED.com|
New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life -- and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; art; comedy; culture; humor; media; peace; women; 2010
|Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with non-violence - TED.com|
How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need -- as nations and individuals -- to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how non-violence works, she evokes historical heroes -- Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela -- and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protests...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; activism; global issues; peace; tedx; violence; war; TEDxExeter; 2012
|Emiliano Salinas: A civil response to violence - TED.com|
In this passionate talk from TEDxSanMigueldeAllende that's already caused a sensation in Mexico, Emiliano Salinas, son of former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, confronts the current climate of violence in Mexico -- or rather, how Mexican society responds to it. He calls on ordinary citizens to move from denial and fear to peaceful, community-based action. This is the first talk posted on TED.com that was delivered in a language other than English...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxSanMigueldeAllende; TED; Talks; community; crime; global issues; peace; social change; tedx; violence; 2011
|Stefan Wolff: The path to ending ethnic conflicts - TED.com|
Civil wars and ethnic conflicts have brought the world incredible suffering, but Stefan Wolff's figures show that, in the last 20 years, their number has steadily decreased. He extracts critical lessons from Northern Ireland, Liberia, Timor and more to show that leadership, diplomacy and institutional design are our three most effective weapons in waging peace.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; iraq; peace; politics; third world; violence; war; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Jeremy Gilley: One day of peace - TED.com|
Here's a crazy idea: Persuade the world to try living in peace for just one day, every September 21. In this energetic, honest talk, Jeremy Gilley tells the story of how this crazy idea became real -- real enough to help millions of kids in war-torn regions.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; activism; collaboration; global issues; peace; war; 2011
|Jehane Noujaim wishes for a global day of film - TED.com|
Jehane Noujaim unveils her 2006 TED Prize wish: to bring the world together for one day a year through the power of film.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; TED Prize; arts; culture; entertainment; film; global issues; peace; social change; storytelling; 2006
|Inge Missmahl brings peace to the minds of Afghanistan - TED.com|
When Jungian analyst Inge Missmahl visited Afghanistan, she saw the inner wounds of war -- widespread despair, trauma and depression. And yet, in this county of 30 million people, there were only two dozen psychiatrists. Missmahl talks about her work helping to build the country's system of psychosocial counseling, promoting both individual and, perhaps, national healing.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; culture; global issues; peace; politics; potential; poverty; psychology; violence; war; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Larry Brilliant makes the case for optimism - TED.com|
We've known about global warming for 50 years and done little about it, says Google.org director Larry Brilliant. In spite of this and other depressing trends, he's optimistic and tells us why. From Skoll World Forum, Oxford, UK, www.skollfoundation.org
Keywords: TEDTalks; Skoll World Forum 2007; TED; Talks; climate change; culture; global issues; health; partner talk; peace; 2007
|Philip Zimbardo shows how people become monsters ... or heroes - TED.com|
Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials. Then he talks about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how we can rise to the challenge.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; crime; culture; education; evil; global issues; heroism; peace; prison; psychology; war; TED2008; 2008
|Asher Hasan's message of peace from Pakistan - TED.com|
One of a dozen Pakistanis who came to TEDIndia despite security hassles entering the country, TED Fellow Asher Hasan shows photos of ordinary Pakistanis that drive home a profound message for citizens of all nations: look beyond disputes, and see the humanity we share.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; entrepreneur; global issues; health; health care; peace; politics; violence; war; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Dean Kamen previews a new prosthetic arm - TED.com|
Inventor Dean Kamen previews the prosthetic arm he’s developing at the request of the US Department of Defense. His quiet commitment to using technology to solve problems -- while honoring the human spirit -- has never been more clear.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; culture; demo; global issues; health care; invention; peace; prosthetics; science; technology; war; 2007
|Matthieu Ricard on the habits of happiness - TED.com|
What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; Buddhism; God; brain; culture; faith; global issues; happiness; peace; photography; religion; 2004
|James Stavridis: How NATO's Supreme Commander thinks about global security - TED.com|
Imagine a global security driven by collaboration -- among agencies, government, the private sector and the public. That's not just the distant hope of open-source fans, it's the vision of James Stavridis, the Supreme Commander of NATO, who shares vivid moments from recent military history to explain why security of the future should be built with bridges rather than walls.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; collaboration; global issues; open-source; peace; politics; social media; violence; war; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012